SGI Photography specializes in engagement, bridal and wedding photography as well as maternity and family portraits. With Slava, you will experience boutique-style attention, artistic design by a master craftsman, and guaranteed satisfaction.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Houston Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Slava, from SGI Photography.
Where have you been featured?
‘Texas Weddings’ and a variety of wedding blogs.
Why do couples love working with you?
My clients say they are moved by my imagery and like the quick turn-around results of their photo sessions. They appreciate the way I connect with them on a personal level; I treat them as if they are the only clients I have.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I love meeting new faces, making friends, documenting happy occasions, and reminiscing about my own wedding almost 25 years ago!
How did you get started?
I was born and raised in Russia, married my wife in 1993, became an American citizen 5 years later, and founded SGI Photography in 1999. I worked as a waiter, a Russian interpreter and a NASA engineer, but found my niche in wedding photography. My wife’s niece asked me to photograph her wedding many years ago. Initially, I resisted but eventually gave in. The rest, as they say, is history.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Simple, Elegant, Timeless
What budget range do you cater to?
I try to work with a wide range of budgets. A good personality fit between you and your client is more important than their budget.
Of all the decisions we had to make to prepare for our wedding, the decision to go with SGI Photography was by far the best decision we made. From our first meeting with Slava, we were amazed at the quality of his service, professionalism, and attention to detail. He is truly an artist who takes great pride in his craft and in pleasing his customers. He captured each priceless moment of our wedding and was even able to capture our personalities in our engagement photos. I am so glad that we entrusted the most special day or our lives to Slava- he exceeded all expectations!
-Ann & Marco
Slava did an excellent job! My husband and I really enjoyed working with him. He was very flexible about scheduling around my other responsibilities I have. I really appreciated the fact that he was able to get the photos loaded very quickly onto the website. We were able to look at our wedding photos before we left for the honeymoon the day after the wedding! I would strongly suggest SGI Photography to any couple. We plan to use Slava in the future for family photographs.
What a pleasure working with Slava! He was super flexible meeting with us initially and I can’t thank him enough for our beautiful wedding photos. He prepares very in depth for his clients and makes himself aware of the venue and great photo op locations. In our conversations with him prior to the wedding, it was very apparent he had done his research on our venue and knew when sunset would be so that we could make the most of our time with him. We also asked him last minute to add an additional hour because we decided to extend our wedding and he was super flexible. He also let us customize our own package a la carte and we never felt pushed to get something we didn’t need. Slava was kind, courteous, and non-intrusive on our big day. It is very apparent he loves what he does and it really comes through in the photos. We have photos that we never knew he even took because I had no idea he was standing there! He is a master at his craft. He also had our wedding photos ready the evening after our wedding which was so amazing! I would recommend him 100 times over. He has such a special style and personality. We are so happy we chose him.